Some alleged live images of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship smartphone have been leaked on the web today, unveiling thinner bezels all around, making it an impressive screen-to-body ratio. As for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 leaks, it seems that thin bezels are the new trend with flagship handsets this year. Xiaomi is the manufacturer that started doing late last year with its Mi Mix phablet, which boasts up to a 91.4% screen-to-body ratio.
But these spy shots show a different design from what previous leaks had shown. So you should not believe these images are indeed the real deal. Another thing that seems strange is the absence of the Mi logo at the front. There is also no physical Home button but at least we understand the given the emphasis on gaining a high screen-to-body ratio.
According to previous rumors, the Mi 6 is expected to feature a 5.2-inch display with either Full HD or Quad HD resolution, depending on the variant. The Full HD version is expected to pair with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while the Quad HD display will come equipped with the same 4GB of RAM but higher 64GB of inbuilt storage. Both variants are rumored to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC, which can be seen a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset on its predecessor, Mi 5. In terms of camera on the Mi 6 might be a slight disappointment as rumors suggest the main camera will just be a 12MP Sony IMX386 unit, with a small sensor. On the front of the Mi 6 will offer the same 8MP autofocus sensor like on the Mi Note 2. As for the software, we hope the Xiaomi Mi 6 will run on the latest MIUI version based on Android Nougat out of the box.
Xiaomi might not announce the Mi 6 before April, as Qualcomm will not be able to provide the Snapdragon 835 chipset for Xiaomi and other manufacturers before mid-April. For now, Qualcomm is only supplying the Snapdragon 835 chips in mass quantities to Samsung for its upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones.